St. John's Tops Georgetown, 71-63, Sweeps Season Series

Feb. 11, 2018

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WASHINGTON - Led by a career-high 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting from Maya Singleton, the St. John’s women’s basketball team defeated Georgetown, 71-63, on Sunday afternoon at McDonough Arena.  

With the win, St. John’s (15-11, 8-7 BIG EAST) secured its fourth-straight season sweep of the Hoyas.

Offensively, St. John’s converted at a 48.9% clip, including a 6-for-15 effort from deep and 70 percent showing from the charity stripe (21-of-30).

Singleton’s career-best offensive effort was accompanied by 11 rebounds, giving the senior her BIG EAST leading 15th double-double of the year.

Alisha Kebbe also put up double-figures for the Red Storm in Sunday’s outing, recording 16 points on a 5-for-9 shooting effort.  In addition, the sophomore guard grabbed five rebounds and recorded a pair of blocks to help the Red Storm past the Hoyas (11-13, 6-8).

Tiana England stuffed the stat sheet for the Red Storm, posting six points, and tying a career high 10 assists, three rebounds and a steal on the afternoon.

Kebbe fueled the Red Storm offense over the first ten minutes of play, scoring eight of the team’s 13 points to help the Johnnies open an eight point lead just past the midway mark of the opening quarter. Singleton also put up a valiant effort for the Johnnies in the first frame with six points and a pair of boards, along with a trio of blocks.

The Johnnies shot 72.7 percent in the opening frame on an 8-for-11 shooting effort, including a 3-for-4 showing from downtown, and maintained a six-point lead, 21-15, after 10 minutes.

After Georgetown shaved the St. John’s advantage down to four with the first bucket of the second stanza, the Red Storm responded with a 7-0 run, climbing ahead by 11, 28-17, on a Kebbe layup with 6:57 to go in the half.  Holding that same 11-point advantage following a layup from Imani Littleton with two minutes remaining until the intermission, St. John’s saw Georgetown score the final five points of the stanza and pull within six, 32-36, at the break.           

St. John’s shot 11-of-22 (50.0%) from the field and 4-of-8 (50.0%) from beyond the arc  in the opening 20 minutes of play.

On the other side of the break, Georgetown made it a one possession game on a pair of occasions in the opening five and a half minutes of action, but the Red Storm responded with an 8-0 run to build its lead back to double digits, 47-37, just over two minutes later.

The Red Storm put the game to bed over the final 10 minutes of play, dropping 21 points thanks in part to a 13-of-16 effort from the charity stripe and never allowing the Hoyas to pull any closer than six.

St. John’s will be back in action on Friday when the Johnnies return to Carnesecca Area to take on Seton Hall, beginning a three-game home stretch to close regular season play.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. with the live national broadcast airing on FS2.




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